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are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the phone hacking scandal in britain came full comes full circle today, with word that the "news of the world" tabloid will cease to publish after 168 years in business. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: the news electrified britain-- sunday's edition of "news of the world"-- the most widely read english language newspaper in the world-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with leaks
, i think the media in britain would assume that that meant he felt that she was probably guilty of other offenses. is it similar in america in that sense? i mean wob would you assume with your legal brain that he was making a point there? >> i think he might be. it's tough to know. this was certainly, remember, the crimes here we're talking about are lying to the authorities, and these were pretty egregious. meaning she did send the authorities on a wild goose chase, which is a horrible thing to do, and as a result, you could make an argument that it deserved the maximum punishment. but i agree with you, that i think there's something more at play here, for this judge to give the maximum, meaning a year on each of the four counts, and then say she has to serve them consecutively, one after the other, is a very stiff sentence for this crime. >> yeah. and i think quite telling. i'm about to interview the prosecutor, jeff ashton, who was pretty shocked by what happened. if you were about to talk to him, dan, what would you say to him? >> i guess one of the things i would want to kn
, and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. >> britain's phone hacking scandal reached prime minister cameron's office today. police arrested his one-time communications director, former "news of the world" editor, andy colson. allegations that the paper hacked the phones of celebrities and politicians cost colson his job at the "news of the world" back in 2007. he quit cameron's government in january as the scandal grew. the prime minister took responsibility for hiring colson, and called for government investigation into the paper's conduct. >> this is a wake-up call. over the decades, on the watch of both labor leaders and conservative leaders, politicians and the press have spent time courting support, not confront the problems. it's on my watch that the music has stopped. >> "news of the world" will fold after sunday's edition. the tabloid part of rupert murdoch's media empire which includes the waun"wall street journal," "new york post" and fox news. >> seven people and the gunman dead, grand rapids police say roderic dantzler opened fire at two different homes. dantzler's daugh
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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